NDT is one of the world’s leading modern dance companies. We perform regularly in international festivals and in cultural capitals across the globe – from Madrid to Melbourne, Stuttgart to Singapore. Our success draws deeply on American creativity. In the USA, we have a rich history of collaborating with dancers, choreographers, theaters and dance companies.

Making a splash in New York
In 2018 NDT 1 will be making a splash in America by presenting a series of dance performances in Ann Arbor, Chapel Hill, and Washington (spring 2018). With undoubted press attention and popular appeal, the company aims to strengthen its professional and personal ties with American audiences. To make these tours possible and to continue developing and expanding NDT’s artistic and educational programs for people around the world, we need your help.


“If you see only one live performance this year, Nederlands Dans Theater is the one to see."

- The New York Times

Idiosyncratic and ambitious
Idiosyncratic and ambitious, NDT has always had its own unique place within the modern dance movement. The company stands out. Founded in 1959 by New Yorker Benjamin Harkarvy, together with the Dutchmen Aart Verstegen and Carel Birnie and 18 dancers from the legendary Het Nederlands Ballet, NDT started an international dance revolution. Choreographers Glen Tetley (US) and Hans van Manen (NL) infused NDT with an avant-garde aesthetic that proved hugely appealing to the public. Their productions put the company instantly on the global map. A long list of internationally acclaimed choreographers followed: Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Hofesh Shechter, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke and house choreographers Sol Léon and Paul Lightfoot. Today the company is run by Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot and General Director Janine Dijkmeijer.

Prince Credell
Jon Bond
Spencer Dickhaus
Chuck Jones
Gregory Lau

Benjamin Behrends
Alexander Anderson
Amanda Mortimore

Out of our forty-five dancers, nine are from the USA, a representation unmatched by any other country. NDT invests in their creative development. We set challenges to inspire all of our company’s expressive potential as dancers and choreographers. In return, this international mix adds enormous value to the artistic signature of the NDT and to the development of other dancers and choreographers. The company presents eight new major works annually, which is considered exceptional in the industry.

Visit the general NDT website for more information: ndt.nl

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